Ezra Orion (1934–2015) was an Israeli artist, active mostly between the 1960s and the 1990s, who intended his futuristic monoliths, earthworks, and “intergalactic sculptures” to serve as “launching pads” for human consciousness. Orion’s oeuvre could be seen as a transfiguration of the utopian spirit underlying the very idea of Israel as the promised land and of the socialist model of the kibbutz. Controversial issues—state formation, identity politics, Zionism—could emerge in his work, but what really drove him was a romantic ambition to establish a cosmic connection with nature and the universe.

From Tectonic to Intergalactic Sculpture: Ezra Orion

Francesco Spampinato
2019

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Ezra Orion (1934–2015) was an Israeli artist, active mostly between the 1960s and the 1990s, who intended his futuristic monoliths, earthworks, and “intergalactic sculptures” to serve as “launching pads” for human consciousness. Orion’s oeuvre could be seen as a transfiguration of the utopian spirit underlying the very idea of Israel as the promised land and of the socialist model of the kibbutz. Controversial issues—state formation, identity politics, Zionism—could emerge in his work, but what really drove him was a romantic ambition to establish a cosmic connection with nature and the universe.
2019
Francesco Spampinato
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